The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival parade is approximately 2-miles long and runs down the main street of town on Estero Blvd from the Beach Elementary school (parade loading zone) to the base of the Matanzas Bridge on the beach side. Parade entrants are automatically entered into our Shrimp Festival Parade competition and awarded trophies for best in class.
Attendees: The Matanzas bridge closes at 9AM so arrive early! Parade goers can watch from the sides of the parade route and catch prizes from the floats that are thrown. Get ready for a variety of parade units such as the Shrimp Festival princesses & more!
When the parade is over, attendees are encouraged to flock to Shrimp Festival (on Old San Carlos Blvd. between 1st & 3rd Street) to get their official Fort Myers Beach Lions Shrimp Festival t-shirts & shop a selection of 40 vendors with handmade goods at the Shrimp Festival Arts & Crafts fair. Then, head out to the dozen of Beach restaurants serving local ‘Pink Gold’ shrimp in the 2nd annual Shrimp Crawl to help support our local shrimp industry and small business community.